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POWTECH 2014: Nuremberg Hosts Powder and Bulk Solids Processing Industry Gathering

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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NUREMBERG (DE) - Powder and bulk solids experts from around the world will once again converge on Nuremberg from 30 September till 2 October 2014. 

Over 700 exhibitors from more than 25 countries make POWTECH the world’s number one trade fair for processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids. The event is the undisputed mecca for numerous powder and bulk solids processing industries, including chemical and pharmaceutical producers, manufacturers of foodstuffs and animal feed, processors of glass, ceramic and other minerals as well as plant engineers. The most important information and tips for visiting the trade fair are summarised below.

Wide-ranging supporting programme confirmed

Every day from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the Exhibitor Forum in Hall 4 will give industry specialists the opportunity to discuss the latest trends for processing powder and buIk solids. Highlights include the Explosion Protection Forum, a presentation series sponsored by the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, the Innovation Award and the Solids Handling Forum.

Because explosion protection is a key issue in powder processing, the Explosion Protection Forum will provide updates on the latest statutory regulations and technological developments. It will include technical presentations, a panel discussion followed by a guided tour by the publisher of trade journal VERFAHRENSTECHNIK (process engineering), and live explosion demonstrations in the exhibition centre parklands.

On the opening day, the “Safe and energy-efficient handling of high-quality solids” Forum hosted by the publisher of ‘cav’, ‘dei’ and ‘Pharmaproduktion’ magazines will include six presentations on the special features and benefits of various conveying and dosing systems for applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. The focus will be on mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems, product and process safety and energy efficiency. Requirements for cleaning, hygiene, contamination and explosion protection will be explored in-depth. For more information please go to: www.powtech.de/supportingprogramme

Smart planning tools for trade fair visitors

The exhibitor and product search tool offers numerous practical functions for an overview of the POWTECH 2014 programme. Simply enter keywords or categories to search for products or innovations of interest and contact exhibitors directly to make appointments. In addition, a ‘wish list’ of exhibitors, accessible from any device, can be stored and shared. Conveniently, the wish list is linked to the floor plan and can be printed out with location maps to help visitors navigate the venue. For more information please go to: www.powtech.de/exhibitors-products

Travel tips

By buying tickets in advance online between 19 August and 28 September visitors can access the ‘Fast Lane’ and avoid long queues at the ticket office. Reduced price tickets of EUR 25 for a one-day ticket and EUR 35 for a three-day ticket are available from: www.powtech.de/ticketshop

As in previous years, NürnbergMesse and Deutsche Bahn are offering trade fair visitors reduced price rail travel to the POWTECH on intercity trains. For information on this exclusive rail travel deal please go to: www.powtech.de/rail

Thanks to its location at the heart of Europe, Nuremberg is easy to reach by road, rail or air. Details of the fastest route to the exhibition centre are available at: www.powtech.de/travel

Franconia and Bavaria well worth a visit

This year the day after the trade fair is a public holiday, the Day of German Unity. This means that visitors to the trade fair can take advantage of the long weekend to discover Franconia, one of Germany’s loveliest regions. The birthplace of artist Albrecht Dürer offers an impressive historic city centre, imposing churches and numerous interesting museums. In addition, Nuremberg is the ideal springboard for exploring the neighbouring region of Franconian Switzerland with its caves, castles and the highest density of breweries in the world, or for a visit to the famous Oktoberfest in Munich. For more information please go to: www.tourismus.nuernberg.de